Race Face Turbine 6 Degree Rise Stem
New for 2011, the Turbine stem is highly engineered to maximize stiffness & minimize weight and guarantee you're cockpit won't get overlooked. Featuring aerospace 7075 aluminum alloy, this stem is ideal for high level cross country racers but is strong enough for the all mountain rider.
I purchased this stem a couple of years ago because of it's light weight, clean looks, and advertised "AM strength." What I discovered was that 2 out of 3 held true. I cracked the faceplate on this stem. I always use a torque wrench when installing the bolts, and always apply grease, applying torque in a cross pattern. In addition to the plate cracking, it seemed like the stem as a whole is a bit under built for all-mountain riding. The good news is, it has a lifetime warrantee. I didn't want to go back to the Turbine but was allowed to get the heavier-duty Atlas stem. In my experience, for about 40 grams in additional weight, it's worth the added security to have the Atlas.
Had this stem on my last bike and loved it. Very comfy riding position and looks great!
It's relatively light for alloy, looks slick, no issues. Mounted it on carbon bars with appropriate torque wrench and have had no slippage issues.
Had a hard time finding a shorter stem that is both lightweight and well built until I saw this stem. This stem hit all 3! No complaints
This is a great stem. I got a 60mm stem to match my Turbine 725mm handlebar. The black stem looks great with my red ano handlebar. The graphics match too.
I put this stem on @ 70mm 6deg along with RF Turbine 725mm low riser bar! WOW awesome change up from the 680mm flat bar/stem combo that cam stock on my bike!! I love the short fat look of the 70mm! light and strong!
I agree with David, although I would say only as an XC stem. It has far too much flex for anything else. It does look really good though!
Race Face made a high quality, light, great looking stem with the Turbine stem. The quality is reminiscent of a Thompson stem, but is better looking, lighter and I prefer the bolts to the 4 mm bolts on Thompson's new ones. I have no complaints.